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Fed rate increase is 3rd this year; foresees 3 more in 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the third time this year and foresees three additional hikes in 2018, a vote of confidence that the U.S. 976 mots de plus

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US teen use of marijuana remains high, vaping may be factor

NEW YORK (AP) — Teen use of marijuana remains high and vaping appears to be one reason, a new U.S. survey shows.

One in 10 high school seniors said they had vaped marijuana at least once in the past year. 501 mots de plus

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PBS suspends distribution of Smiley show for misconduct

LOS ANGELES (AP) — PBS said Wednesday it has indefinitely suspended distribution of Tavis Smiley’s talk show after an independent investigation uncovered « multiple, credible allegations » of misconduct by its host. 132 mots de plus

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GOP says it's got a deal on taxes; cuts coming for next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confident congressional Republicans forged an agreement Wednesday on a major overhaul of the nation’s tax laws that would provide generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans — Donald Trump among them — and deliver the first major legislative accomplishment to the GOP president. 985 mots de plus

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Ky. lawmaker accused of assault dies in apparent suicide

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky who defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home, died in an apparent suicide Wednesday night, the county coroner said. 631 mots de plus

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Hayek says rebuffing Weinstein led to nightmare on 'Frida'

NEW YORK (AP) — In one of the most vivid accounts yet of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged abuse and harassment, Salma Hayek says the disgraced movie mogul turned the making of her 2002 passion project, the Frida Kahlo biopic « Frida, » into a nightmare after the actress refused Weinstein’s relentless advances. 547 mots de plus

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Firefighters wary despite gains against California fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California firefighters contained part of the fifth-largest fire in the state’s history but warned coastal communities Wednesday that they’re still at risk if unpredictable winds whip up again and fan the flames. 398 mots de plus

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